Distance Crew Leads Bulldogs At Meyo Invitational

Junior Craig Jordan

NOTRE DAME, IND. -- Butler picked up one school record, a couple of "near misses" and a trio of "Top Four" individual finishes at the 2013 Meyo Invitational, which wrapped up on Saturday (Feb. 2).  The prominent two-day meet was held at the Loftus Sports Center at the University of Notre Dame.

Junior Alex Berry broke his own school record in the men's 500 meter run with a fourth place individual finish in 1:04.80.  That topped his previous school mark of 1:04.82, set a year ago.

The Bulldogs also received a strong performance from junior Craig Jordan, who posted the team's highest individual finish at the meet.  Jordan came in third in the men's 1,000 meter run in 2:26.31, just two seconds shy of the school mark held by sophomore Tom Curr.

And senior Lauren McKillop grabbed a fourth place individual finish with a time of 16:40.60 in the women's 5,000 meter run.  She had the highest individual finish for Butler's women.

Curr wound up placing ninth in the prestigious men's Meyo Mile with a time of 4:05.35, while All-American Kirsty Legg came in 11th in the women's Meyo Mile in 4:58.46.

Sophomore Nicole Hudec just missed a school record, while competing in the women's 200 meter dash.  The versatile Butler athlete covered the distance in 26.24, coming up just shy of the school mark of 26.09 set by Kelly Davidson in 2011.

Butler will continue its indoor season with a pair of meets on Feb. 8-9.  Head coach Matt Roe will take several athletes to the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., while the rest of the team will compete at the Hoosier Hills meet in Bloomington.